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RWS to open world's largest oceanarium in December

Published on Sep 25, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Members of the media viewing the aquarium at the Marine Life Park at Resorts World Sentosa during a media preview yesterday. The 8ha Marine Life Park, the size of 13 football fields, will open with more than 100,000 animals from 800 marine species.--  ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

The world's largest oceanarium will open in Sentosa on Dec 7, completing Resorts World Sentosa's (RWS) five-year development. But the dolphins won't be at the opening party.

The 25 wild-caught dolphins, which animal activists have been lobbying to release back to their natural habitat, will be on display only next year to give them enough time to settle into their new enclosure. RWS declined to say when the dolphins will arrive or when visitors will be able to see them next year.

But the 8ha Marine Life Park, the size of 13 football fields, will open with more than 100,000 animals from 800 marine species.

And when it does, it is expected to give other attractions a run for their money, said analysts. RWS said that with the resort fully operational, it expects more than 16 million visitors a year.

 
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